Department of Music Adjunct Professor Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Fairmont State University adjunct professor in the Department of Music has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in March.

In December 2016, Angela Reynolds, who is in her second year of teaching at FSU, was the only flutist from the U.S. to perform as a winner of The London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition at the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall in London. From this performance, she was selected as an Excellent Special Prize Winner for the New York Golden Classical Music Awards.

On March 13, a combined recital with previous winners will be held at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Reynolds will be performing “Zoom Tube” by Ian Clarke.

“I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to perform in London and now Carnegie Hall, but I know I could never have achieved this without the support of my wonderful teachers, family, friends and colleagues,” Reynolds said. “It takes a village and many life experiences to create a musician--I am grateful to have a wealth of each. I do not know exactly what tomorrow holds for me, but I look forward to performing and teaching music and enjoying every single moment.”

The Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition is open to all nationalities of any age in a variety of instruments. They seek to discover outstanding artists and encourage young musicians in performance and confidence.

Reynolds has previously won awards in the Mid-South Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition and the Sigma Alpha Iota Graduate Performance Awards competition.

“Angela is a wonderful colleague and an exciting performer,” said Dr. Anne Patterson, Coordinator of the Department of Music at FSU. “We depend upon experts such as Angela to teach in our studios, and she is truly an expert. Our students benefit enormously from her experience, and this award is an inspiration to us all. We are thrilled that she is part of the Fairmont State musical family.”

More information on the Virtuoso International Music Competition and the winners can be found at grandprizevirtuosointernationalmusiccompetition.com/.